The 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung has the general theme of “Dazzling Taichung,” and the three venues have the themes of “Children's Paradise.“ “Mysterious Forest” and “World of Arts.” The festval opens in Taichung Wenxin Forest Park on December 21, 2019 and in Taichung Houli Flora Expo Site (including the Forest Park Area and Horse Ranch Park Area) on February 8, 2020.
The “2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival” presents the joy and excitement of the festival with the exquisite traditional lantern art using modern terminology, signifying the economic prosperity and cultural innovation of Taichung, the second largest city in Taiwan. In addition to preserving the traditional lantern festival culture, features of local industries are incorporated. In each lantern exhibition zone, there are works of special creativity. Developed from the major theme of “Dazzling Taichung,” there are three themes featured in separate exhibition zones.
The major theme zones include the Forest Park Area and the Horse Ranch Park Area. The Forest Park Area, named as “the Mysterious Forest,” focuses on the diversity of forest and merges ecological sustainability and art and aesthetics policies. It highlights the sustainability and environmental education, using multimedia presentation of images, sound, stories and art installations. The Horse Ranch Park Area is named as the “Art World ” where the traditional lanterns are displayed with mechanical installation and multimedia effects to represent classics of lantern art.
The exhibition zone at Wenxin Forest Park has the theme “Children's Paradise.” It is a good place for family visits and children's fun. Many lantern sections and performances are arranged to present the park as children’s paradise in a forest at the city center.